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Nov 28, 2009 6:00pm EST
words and then some, the president of the united states face-to-face with a pair of uninvited party guests who turned out to be aspiring reality tv stars. official washington is in dignity, the secret service embarrassed. it is still not exactly clear how the salahi couple crashed the dinner honoring the indian prime minister. they manage to cozy up to vice president joe biden and a host of other a list partygoers. salahi was being taped for a broad vote series called "the real housewives." she said she was honored to be invited. their lawyer insists they were invited by the white house. the secret service now says their names were not on the guest list. they should have been prohibited from entering the event. >> this time it was a nice pretty blonde, the next time it could be an assassin. >> has a dangerous habit of cutting security corners. >> they could have had anthrax, they could have stabbed the president. >> the secret service has questioned the couple and some legal experts believe they could be facing criminal charges, a price to pay for 50 minutes of fame. she was said to
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Nov 14, 2009 6:00pm EST
leader declared himself a first pacific president. >> the united states looks to strengthen old alliances and build new partnerships. of them he met with the royal family of japan and reached out to top business leaders, promising a new era of cooperation. after a stop in china, he is headed to south korea, where demonstrators are already protesting against the president and the u.s. war in afghanistan. before heading to china, the president promised to work with the new economic superpower, not try to contain it. >>> the u.s. army has ordered an investigation at arlington national cemetery. army secretary said it will look into the alleged loss of accountability of graves and poor record keeping. it reports reveal cemetery workers last year mistakenly buried cremated remains at a grave site that was already in use. the army also learned an unmarked grave was discovered back in 2003, the army says cemetery officials did not act on the matter until this year. >>> suicide among active duty troops are set to make a new record. the army says there have been 133 suicides this year, s
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Nov 28, 2009 11:00pm EST
to the state fire marshal, to amend or flown to the burn unit. a 14-year-old girl was taken to carol hospital. all three victims are expected to survive. state police said they also found narcotics at the scene and are investigating. since october 20, east baltimore has been plagued by a string of rapes. dna testing shows at least two men are responsible and authorities have released two possible sketches of suspects, but there have been no arrests so far. community leaders got involved in the search. >> we want to thank all of you for coming out. >> volunteers with baltimore's naacp's in the afternoon canvassing east baltimore, handing out 3000 fliers with police sketches of two suspects in a recent string of rapes in the area. >> we are out here today to distribute this to the community in hopes of bringing this person to justice. >> they want the community to be aware of what is going on and to take extra precautions to ensure there not any more victims. >> if they have to go out late at night or early in the morning, we are asking them to bring somebody with them, take somebody t
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Nov 17, 2009 5:30am EST
today, and god bless the united states of america. >> much more ahead. >> and we will take a look to one of your answers to the water cooler question of the day. >> here is a look at the winning lottery numbers from last night. the luck. ( tires screeching ) ♪ people say i'm forgetful. ( horn honking ) maybe that's why we go to so many memorable places. love the road you're on. the all-new subaru outback. >> the ravens are back, this morning very much alive in the playoff race. 16-0 ab to the browns. the first shutout in three years for the ravens. 5-4 is the record. the cleveland fans in new their office would not score points. joe flacco to derrick mason. he runs away. out of bounds at the 13. ray rice, the touchdown machine. his first touchdown against the browns on july 27. he's coarsest to get here. the ravens get some more points. suggs escorts him in. the defense is not forget. they sat this player four *. s acked -- sacked this player 4 times. >> anytime there is a shut out, it is a credit to your defense. we had difficult formations and alignments. they were challenging to
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Nov 1, 2009 9:00am EST
afghanistan and pakistan to protect the interests of the united states. >> to health care. the senator expected to begin debate within two weeks on the bill crafted by the majority leader. how do you see that debate going? and from your political perspective, why has this debate touched the nerve that it has? you've been approached in ways you've never been approached in your history as a politician in this case. >> i think everybody's personally affected by the health care system. everybody understands that it is personal to their family. and to date, people are hurting in our system. health care cost is way too expensive. more and more families are finding it difficult to get their health care needs met. so i think our first really goal is to make sure that every american has access to affordable, quality health care and it starts with those who already have health insurance to make sure that their health insurance will be there in the future. >> the president expected to sign a bill that includes the $1 million for chesapeake bay gateways. >> yes. >> $1 million. is that enou
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Nov 6, 2009 5:30am EST
military base in the united states. >> while the chaos played out, the congressman was unaware. he was sequestered with no telephones in the house intelligence committee hearing. he says there is still much to be learned about this before any conclusions or lessons are possible, but he is especially concerned about where the tragedy took place. >> what is happening in iraq and afghanistan is difficult enough. when we lose men and women on behalf of our country. but do have a military base where we should be secure, where we are training people to protect our country, to have an incident like this is disheartening. >> somebody working in a major trauma center, uri a lot about your ability to respond if in that type of wason. >> this doctor is a surgeon at the university of maryland medical center shock trauma. he says a mass casualty situation like this one would be too much for shock trauma to handle. he says patients would have to be sent to many area hospitals. >> we have a large number of trauma centers to be able to split apart some of that load. >> the congressman says for our own
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Nov 2, 2009 11:00pm EST
of red tape, but we are saying to our congress people and senators, united states president, we need you to look at this issue and put this on a fast track. >> the u.s. labor department says it cannot comment because this case is still under investigation. well, like many people, a maryland man hired a debt settler to help him get out from under, but now he is in worst shape than before. we expose a local company accused of taking millions from consumers nationwide and providing them little to no help. here is barry simms. >> this home in cecil county, jim watches the flow of the river and reflects on his financial turmoil and tried to bridge the gap and relied on credit cards. >> it was like, free money until it came time to pay and it was like no. and it sounds silly, but nevertheless, that's the way it was. >> caught up in credit card debt, wilson paid $500, nearly half of his monthly income as a down payment for the services of the frederick law graup. the company was supposed to help wilson settle debts and he says that never happened. >> i know there has got to be money somewhe
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Nov 7, 2009 9:00am EST
radar, the only stuff we fared in the united states is a couple of sprinkles in upstate new york and out in the pacific northwest. that is producing some rain in those two areas in the lower elevations. some quiet whether in the morning trend. we will talk about that coming up. >> convicted sniper john allen, is scheduled to die next week. the people went through the terror brings things full circle. from the prosecution side, no one knows that more than the montgomery county prosecutor who helped get him convicted of six murders. >> people remember this vividly in montgomery county and around the area as a time that they never want to relive but a time that stands out in their minds. >> the former montgomery county prosecutor remembers back to october of 2002 when all hell broke loose in maryland, virginia, and d.c., starting when someone fired a shot through this michael's store in aspen hill, hitting no one but an hour later, james martin was shot and killed at a shopper's food warehouse parking lot in glenmont. >> the next morning was when the shootings happened. >> as the case p
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Nov 9, 2009 5:00pm EST
and difficult recovery. >> the entire resources of the united states army are at the disposal of fort hood. >> there is this fear that this post, and their home, is no longer safe and secure. as the victims look for answers, so do the investigators. -- there are reports that nidal hasan is conscious and talking. his attorney wants to make sure those conversations are limited. no interviews, no interrogations' should be conducted by law enforcement. >> the army is not saying anything about the suspect or their investigation. >> i have nothing to add to it -- at at this time. i have worked hard to get you an update. >> to just one of so many unanswered questions here. >> there is a bit of new information. he apparently attended the same virginia mosque as two of the 9/11 hijackers. they are looking for links with the radical -- former radical leader of the mosque who is a known al qaeda supporter. >> we have more breaking news. a house fire and baltimore county this time. >> this is west park drive. this is in baltimore county where they're dealing with a basement fire. it turns ou
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Nov 18, 2009 5:00pm EST
united states, including two oncologist -- college campuses reported today. a key health official was pressed on the subject. >> it has been like playing of " where's waldo?"trying to figure out who has it. >> this government has enough vaccine for guantanamo bay, but not enough for grandma kay. >> there is no vaccine on its way to guantanamo. >> your under oath. did not testify to things you have no knowledge of. >> canada, asia, and europe use a drug that stretches h1n1. the government says it did not want to try something new in the middle of the pandemic. >> we made a commitment not to cut corners. >> four of the five companies that make our vaccine to sell overseas. the government admits it knew some of those countries orders would be filled first. >> early on into this, we did know. >> america's biggest manufacturer says this pennsylvania plants are working overtime. >> they are operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with more than 2000 dedicated people involved in getting the vaccine out the door. >> with 50 million doses ready, is coming faster, but not fast enough. >> -
NBC
Nov 15, 2009 5:00am EST
declared himself america's first pacific president. >> the united states looks to strengthen old alliances and build new partnerships with the nations of this region. >> he met with japan's royal family and reached out to top japanese business leaders, promising a new era of cooperation. after a stop in china, he's heading to south korea. where demonstrators are already protesting against the president and the u.s. war in afghanistan. before heading to china, the president promised to work with that new economic superpower, not try to contain it. in washington, i'm brian mooar, wbal-tv 11 news. >> and this continuing coverage of president obama's asian tour on our website. there you can find a slide show of the president's arrival and his speech in tokyo. it's on our website, wbaltv.com. click on politics. >> the maryland g.o.p. has a new leader after their convention in bowie yesterday. republicans elected audrey scott. the 73-year-old was a cabinet secretary in the ehrlich administration and former member of the prince george's county council. she promised delegates to bring a
NBC
Nov 15, 2009 6:00pm EST
guantanamo bay detention center in cuba and transferrin the terror suspects to the united states is a huge problem for the united states -- and transferring the terrorist suspects. one man is hoping to sell it to uncle sam and revitalize an economically struggling community. >> it is a state-of-the-art facility build about eight years ago. it has thousands of beds. >> fewer than 100 would be occupied by prisoners held at guantanamo, but it could be a tough sell to those who do not want terrorists in their backyards. >> they are going to erect an even more secure perimeter. >> on friday, the justice department announced the most vitoria's prisoner, khalid shaikh mohammed, and others are headed for trial in a new york federal court -- the most notorious prisoner. some say they are just handing him a stage. >> his wish is to be brought to new york, and it really makes no sense to me to be granting his wish. he should be tried in a military tribunal. >> but secretary of state hillary clinton, a new york senator on 9/11, says the trial is not as important as its outcome. >> the most important t
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Nov 16, 2009 5:00pm EST
who served. >> doubles the united states of america. thank you very much. -- god bless the united states of america. >> more trauma concerning michael jackson's memorial service. one party is saying they are being below the -- bullied into paying costs. investigators found a body of schneider davis. -- of davis. shaniya >> new tonight at 530, the owner of the mall has a lot of debate about a casino at the mall. the city council is set to make a zoning decision next month, but this -- of the store's owner tells them to bring it on. >> simon property group is the indianapolis-based company that owns the randall mills and said they took the unusual step for advocating for one potential tenant to bring slots out publicly for the first time. >> >> greg goodman is president of the company that runs the mall. his first point is that anyone that says a slot for the family nature of the mall, no one has the greater reason to protect what there is now than he does. >> we have a center that is 100% leased with the parking lot filled every weekend. we -- this was very successful. we did not h
NBC
Nov 16, 2009 6:00am EST
back in the united states. >> in beijing today mr. obama meets with chinese president tao. tensions may rise over economic issues. the u.s. is a huge market for china's cheap products. china has largely financed america's deficit, lending hundreds of billions to fund stimulus efforts here. president obama will spend two days in beijing, combating climate change and nuclear programs in iran and north korea top the agenda there. in washington, brook hart, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the parents of a student say their son is in serious physical danger whenever he attends school. not from violence or bully but from perfume. the 14-year-old student in question suffers from severe asthma, which his parents say is triggered by cologne, perfume and screnlted products. they're asking the school board to ban fragrances from school. the school board says they'll most likely consider the matter next month. that brings us to our "watercooler question of the day." should a school system enact a ban on colognes, perfumes and other scented products on school property because it triggers one student's asthma? y
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Nov 22, 2009 9:00am EST
united states, bush was the president. i respected both of them because of their position. i didn't always agree with them and i don't always agree with obama or bush but they were the president of united states. and when you are under a microscope every single day, everything that you do, you are going to have tendencies back and forth. and right now we are still in a resgs. we still have problem with jobs. so people aren't happy right now. >> and problems paying for college. tomorrow you're holding a congressional forum on paying for college arguing that there really is help out there. >> i think one of the most important things you can do is when students want to go to college, we should help them go to college. we pass the bim that will give a lot more money and we're going to help students go to college. that's what makes our country the best country in the world and i'm having forums throughout my district with parents and students and juniors and seniors in high school to help them seek out the money that will help them go to a college if they want to go to college. >> go on
NBC
Nov 16, 2009 5:00am EST
they've learned from their operations here in terms of increasing sales back in the united states. >> in beijing today mr. obama meets with chinese president tao. tension maize rise over economic issues. the u.s. is a huge market for china's cheap products. china has largely financed america's deficit, lending hundreds of billions to fund stimulus efforts here. president obama will spend two days in beijing, combating climate change and nuclear programs in iran and north korea top the agenda there. in washington, brook hart, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a maryland school district could see an addition to restrictions on its dress code. the parents of a 15-year-old boy are asking the school system to ban perfumes and colon because they trigger their -- cologne because they trigger their son's as max the president of the board of education says the matter will most likely be reviewed in the coming weeks that brings us to our "watercooler question of the day." should a school system enact a ban on scented products on school property because it triggers a student's asthma? e-mail your response to wat
NBC
Nov 5, 2009 11:00pm EST
tropical system that may impact the united states next week. 50 degrees tomorrow, gusty winds. we will probably hit 70 degrees on monday before the next cold front arrives on tuesday. >> the high school football season gets set to finish. , next in sports. >> now, even sports with gerry sandusky. >> the last time the ravens faced the bangles, 120 yards rushing, the first running back in many games to earn that many yards. sunday, they get a chance to make good. as pete gilbert reports, that stops -- that starts with stopping him. >> the rate of only gave about 17 points to cincinnati the last time. even coming off of day win, the smiles disappeared. >> running the ball extremely hard. sometimes you have games like that. they took advantage. >> his revival wreaked havoc on more than just the ravens. the last time in baltimore, he shredded a very proud defense for 120 yards and a touchdown. how do they prevent a repeat on sunday in cincinnati? >> we have the players that have done it before so we have decided we have to work on technique and do those kind of things. that is what we have
NBC
Nov 14, 2009 11:00pm EST
america's first pacific president. >> the united states looks to strengthen alliances and build new partnerships with the nations of this region. >> he met with the royal family of japan and reached out to top business leaders, promising a new era of cooperation. after a stop in china, he is going to south korea. demonstrators are already protesting against the president and the u.s. war in afghanistan. before heading to china, the president promised to work with that new economic superpower, not try to contain it. wbal-tv 11 news. >> there is continuing coverage of president obama's torah on our website. you can find a slide show of his arrival and his speech in tokyo. it is all at wbaltv.com. state police are investigating a collision that killed a husband and wife in northern hartford county. the crash happened near the intersection of route 543 and 440 are around 4:00 this morning. the driver of another vehicle lost control and hit the couple. investigators confirmed a died at the scene. a passenger that was traveling with the couple was also hurt. he is in serious condition ton
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Nov 16, 2009 5:30am EST
whether terror suspects should be brought to the united states it follows the obama administration's announcement to try several in new york. now there's talk of using some u.s. prisons to hold detainees from guantanamo. 11 news washington bureau reporter nikole killion has that story. >> today officials from the homeland security and justice and defense departments will tour a prison outside of chicago to see if it could potentially house terror suspects. in the small illinois farm town of thompson, this is the facility the white house says is a leading option to detain as many as 100 terror suspects from guantanamo. >> this is something that is very good for our state. it's good for our economy. it's good for our public safety. >> state officials say re-opening the nearly vacant prison will create more than 2,000 local jobs. those opposed wrote a letter to president obama stating, "al qaeda terrorists should stay where they cannot endanger american citizens." the debate comes as the obama administration tries to figure out what to do with more than 200 detainees after admitting it
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Nov 13, 2009 6:00pm EST
university of maryland baltimore county has been named one of the best college presidents in the united states. he has spent much of his 17-year tenure -- jim smith says his passion and vision made the university a premier institution of higher learning. >> there has been a controversial announcement from the obama administration. khalid sheikh mohammed is the self-proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks and will be tried in new york. >> attorney general eric holder said he would not have made this decision if he was not absolutely confident that all five suspects would be convicted and likely face the death penalty. more than eight years after the september 11 attack, alleged mastermind khalid sheikh mohammed and four other suspects will be going to trial. >> they will be brought to new york to answer for their alleged crimes blocks away from where the twin towers once stood. >> he was to be prosecuted at guantanamo bay. president obama has pledged to close the prison and move some cases to u.s. courts. >> i am convinced that khalid sheikh mohammed will be subject to the most exactin
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Nov 1, 2009 4:00am EST
america. >> every state in the united states has a population that is overweight and obese. it's, it's an epidemic, it's a nightmare, and if we don't do something now, we're going to have a crash like the stock market in our health. >> we're gonna give you today a way-- not just for you, but every family at home-- to be able to turn this thing around so, guys, give a really big, warm welcome to brent jr. and payton! [applause] [♪...] what's up? you don't want to be here? you know what we're talking about, we're talking about food, right? i'm gonna take a break. when we come back, i'ma bet you something. you like spinach? >> no. [laughter] >> [mouthing words] you like... you like green lettuce? >> brent jr.: [softly] yeah. >> yeah? do you like... how about, do you like beets? >> i don't know what that is. >> that's a, that's a weird vegetable that your mom probably never gave you because she didn't think you would eat it, o.k., right? when we come back, what if i told you, right now, i bet you... i'm gonna give you some spinach, some beets... you're gonna drink it and be shocked
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Nov 6, 2009 6:00am EST
think the situation would occur at a military base in the united states. >> the congressman dutch ruppersberger was unaware when it happened. he was sequestered in the house intelligence committee hearing. he says there's still much to be learned before any lessons are possible, but he is especially concerned about where the tragedy took place. >> what is happening in iraq and afghanistan is difficult enough. when we lose men and women there on behalf of our country. but do have a military base where we should be secure, where we are training people to protect our country, to have an incident like this is disarming. >> someone who works in a major trauma center, we worry much about our ability to respond in that kind of situation. >> his doctor works at the university of maryland medical center shock trauma center. he said this type situation would be t mutto too much for sk trauma to handle. >> we would be able to split up the load between different hospitals year. >> dutch ruppersberger says personnel should expect tougher scrutiny and tighter security at local military bases he
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Nov 8, 2009 9:00am EST
president of the united states. barack obama congratulating us on a great victory for the american people. >> the day began with president obama traveling to capitol hill to make sure democrats supported the bill. late in the evening, it passed a key hurdle. >> the amendment is adopted. >> an amendment banning government-funded abortions. it was demanded by moderate democrats. republicans condemned the health care reform plan as a washington power grab. >> how does it have to get before we stop the out-of-control spending. >> republicans presented a counter offer they said was cheaper and doesn't force people to get insurance coverage. >> the health care system in america needs reform, but the pelosi plan is the wrong prescription. >> democrats say their bill covers more than 36 million who can't get or afford insurance now. >> this isn't the pelosi plan. this is a plan for all of america. >> in washington, a showdown on landmark legislation, but not the end of the fight. the senate still has to take up its own version of the bill, and the president hopes to have a law by the end o
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Nov 23, 2009 11:00pm EST
their paperwork. >> for the first time ever in the united states we have an elected body of officials that have stated that pregnancy centers lie to and deceive women. >> i think it makes them look sneaky. we've maintained for a number of years that planned parenthood is sneaky in the way they have hidden from women the other options of -- besides abortion. >> now pregnancy centers will be fined if found to be improperly displaying abortion and birth control disclaimers. they say it's enforcing truth in advertising. >> women need good, scientifically based, accurate, full information. and when they walk into a center saying, pregnant, need help, they think they're going to get all the information they need. >> that was carrie cavanaugh reporting. if centers are found in violation of the measure, they will be fined $150. the bill next goes to the mayor for her signature. >> the catholic archdiocese of baltimore says an investigation has determined that allegations of sexual abuse against a pastor are credible. he was removed from his position at the church of saint patrick in
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Nov 6, 2009 11:00pm EST
constitution of the united states. you're going to take into account anyone who should not go because they are a danger to themselves or their unit. but everybody has to do what they signed up to do. >> there is continuing coverage of the tragedy at fort hood on our website wbaltv.com. there, you can hear recounts of tragic events you can find the link on top of our home page. >> tonight, baltimore city police have set up a tip line to help find the person forepersons responsible for a string of rapes. authorities are investigating eight rapes since october 30. police released this sketch of a possible suspect. >> but the sketched out on face book and twitter. we just want to continue hammering it out until we find this guy. >> residents can reach the tip line by dialing888-223-00233. that line is staffed 24/7 by detectives. city police are working to dispatch information to buy stops and also will stations. a high-school football coach says a senseless act by some students has cost him his car. last thursday, he left work to find his 2000 honda civic damaged. school surveillance vide
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Nov 13, 2009 5:30am EST
first time. as president of the united states. the expectations in asia are quite high. >> he will lay out his as a policy in a speech tonight. nicole killian reporting from washington. >> 5:37, 48 degrees on tv hill. statistics on adults smoking, how maryland ranks and what the experts think affected the numbers. >> women under growing -- women undergoing mastectomies, a possible way to regrow breast tissue. >> we will tell you captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> welcome back. this is a live picture of the downtown area. 52 degrees at the maryland science center. temperatures will hold steady, basically. high in the low 50's. the rain won't be as widespread as yesterday. that is good news. a few scattered showers off and on all day. to the wind won't change. it will be the same as thursday. gusting over 30 miles an hour at times. maybe up to 40 over the open waters of the chesapeake bay. temperatures in the upper 40's bandlow 50's with often on light rain showers. it will be windy. that is the forecast through the day. we will look at the seven-day
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Nov 9, 2009 5:30am EST
vote for many members of congress. now it falls on the united states senate to take the baton and bring this effort to the finish line on behalf of the american people. and i'm absolutely confident that they will. >> but that confidence may be lacking in the senate, and so are the votes. >> i think we have the 60 votes we need today to bring the vote to the floor. i don't believe we have the 60 votes to pass it. >> i will not allow this bill to come to a final vote. >> one main sticking point? concern over the public option. the senate plan contains an opt-out for states but many senators are against the government plan. >> the public option will destroy private health care. nobody in this health care in the insurance business could compete with a government-sponsored plan for the government rights, benefits, and politicians will never raise the premiums. it will be a death blow to private choice. >> senator graham also says that he believes the house bill is dead on arrival. still, senate aides insist leader reid hopes to get a health care bill done by the end of this year. >> br
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Nov 5, 2009 6:00pm EST
it will continue pushing to the north and made into the united states territory as we head into early next week. it brushes past cancun sunday evening with 50 mile an hour winds and by tuesday it is in the gulf of mexico. remember, the hurricane season officially goes until the end of november. small craft advisory on our bay tomorrow. waves around 2 feet. 51 tomorrow, with sunny skies and strong northwest winds. the winds diminish tomorrow night but we bounced back to 60 saturday, 68 sunday, and it should hit 70 monday before the next cold front arrives on tuesday. >> the ravens prepare for sunday's rematch with the bengals. they have to dominate the middle of the field, something they did not do in the week 5 loss to cincinnati. it was not a point of pride for john harbaugh, but the penalties may serve the ravens on sunday as they try to force more turnovers and intimidate the bindles. ray lewis nearly decapitated chad ochocinco. lewis did not like paying a fine, but he knows that every being a receiver will remember that hit every time they go up the middle this sunday in cincinnat
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Nov 18, 2009 11:00pm EST
in cases in the united states. he wants to bring five of them to new york for trial. he believes they should be held responsible for their actions. republicans are questioning his decision. >> it will provide khalid sheikh mohammed the opportunity to be a hero among al qaeda sympathizers. >> i am not scared of what khalid sheikh mohammed has to say at trial, and no one else needs to be afraid either. >> president obama is predicted that he will be convicted and executed. >> in tonight's medical alert, senate majority leader harry reid has taken the wraps off health care legislation. the cost, $849 billion over the next decade. he said the legislation will save lives, money, and help medicare. centers are expected to debate that bill later this week. also, a new debate is brewing about mammograms and when women should start getting them. on monday, a government panel recommended that women not at risk for breast cancer need not scheduled a first mammogram until they turn 50, and then only needed to be checked every two years. that recommendation is a complete break from the americ
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Nov 15, 2009 9:00am EST
stop in japan, where he declared himself america's first pacific president. >> the united states looks to strengthen alliances and build new partnerships with the nation of this region. >> he met with the japanese royal family and reached out of business leaders, promising a new era of cooperation. after a stop in china he is headed to south korea, where demonstrators are already protesting against the president and the u.s. war in afghanistan. >> before heading to china the president promises to work with the the new economic superpower, not try to contain it. >> there is continuing coverage of print -- president obama's asian to work. you can find a slide show on our web site, wbaltv.com, click on politics. >> the maryland gop had a new leader this morning. audrey scott was elected as the new state party chairman. the 73-year-old was a former member of the prince george's county council. she promised to bring a renewed vigor to the party. as well as her fund-raising skills. convention delegates were told that the state gop has only $6,000 in the bank. >> it is 9:09. still ahead, fran
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Nov 29, 2009 5:00am EST
united states face-to-face with a pair of uninvited guests who turn out to be reality tv show people. >> mr. and mrs. salahi. >> it is still not clear how thank relevant -- tareq and michaele salahi managed to get close to a number of party goers. michaele salahi was being taped for an upcoming series of "the real house wives." she and her husband are ready to tell their side of the story monday. on their side, michaele salahi says she was honored to be invited. the secret service says their names were not on the guest list and they should have been prohibited from entering the event entirely. >> this time it was a nice pretty blog. the next time it could be an assassin. >> ronald kessler wrote a book about the secret service. >> these people could have had anthrax. they could have taken a knife and stabbed someone. >> some legal experts think they could face criminal charges. a steep price to pay for 15 minutes of fame. michaele salahi was said to be a one-time member of the washington redskins cheerleaders. now they say they consultant find any information about her. >> the couple
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Nov 9, 2009 6:00am EST
courageous vote for many members of congress. now it falls on the united states senate to take the baton and bring this effort to the finish line on behalf of the american people. and i'm absolutely confident that they will. >> but that confidence may be lacking in the senate, and so are the votes. >> i think we have the 60 votes we need today to bring the vote to the floor. i don't believe we have the 60 votes to pass it. >> i will not allow this bill to come to a final vote. >> one main sticking point? concern over the public option. the senate plan contains an opt-out for states but many senators are against the government plan. >> the public option will destroy private health care. nobody in this health care in the insurance business could compete with a government-sponsored plan for the government rights, benefits, and politicians will never raise the premiums. it will be a death blow to private choice. >> senator graham also says that he believes the house bill is dead on arrival. still, senate aides insist leader reid hopes to get a health care bill done by the end of this year. i
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